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The world has changed due to COVID-19 and with current social distancing rules in place, it’s important for a company to have a remote interview software solution in place for conducting video interviews internally or when working with IT staffing agencies.

Through our research and conversations with employers we list 5 potential options for remote interview software including, Google Meet, Skype, Gotomeeting, Zoom, and WEBEX.

Remote interview software list

GOOGLE MEET

Google has rebranded their video software formerly known as Google Hangouts, this is currently one of the best video interview software platforms in the market today, especially for those already in the Gmail suite business ecosystem.

Features:

  • Free tier
  • Ability for online video interviews, group video conferencing and online meetings
  • Integrates with business Gmail suite
  • Has the ability for dial-in phone number and dial-out capabilities
  • Screen sharing and screen casting
  • Works with Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft edge browsers
  • Works with both iOS and Android phone platforms
  • Up to 250 participants

SKYPE 

Skype has been around for years and with some recent features upgrades it is still one of the most stable video interview options around, especially if you are already in the Microsoft office ecosystem.

Another key advantage is the fact that so many users already have a familiarity with Skype as a remote interview software.

Features:

  • Free tier
  • Online meetings and video calling
  • HD video calling, screen sharing
  • Unlimited chat and search
  • Up to 50 participants, the ability to record meetings
  • Syncs with calendar and Outlook
  • Supports web browsers, iOS and Android

GOTOMEETING  

Gotomeeting has several options within their service that can accommodate a small business all the way up to enterprise level.

It’s a great tool for remote online interviews, product sales demonstrations and web meetings.

Features:

  • Free 14 day trial (no credit card required)
  • Low monthly cost paid tiers
  • Ability for Video interviews, screen sharing
  • Conference calling, video conferencing
  • Has the ability for dial-in phone number and dial-out capabilities
  • Unlimited meetings and no time limits
  • 150, 250 and 3000 participant options
  • Supports web browsers, iOS and Android
  • SSL encryption for security

ZOOM 

Zoom is a great option when considering a solution for remote video interview software and they have been working to shore up some of the security issues that have concerned users recently.

When looking for a solution that is popular with ease of use in mind,  this a good choice.

Features:

  • Free tier ( 40 minute time limit on meetings)
  • Ability for video interviews, web conferencing
  • Low cost monthly tiers, company branding
  • Has the ability for dial-in phone number and dial-out capabilities
  • Access to meeting analytics data
  • Easy screen sharing option
  • 100, 300 and 1000 participant options

WEBEX  

A feature rich video software solution offered by Cisco that includes a call me feature for those that forget they have an interview / meeting.

Also their free tier now has no time limits which is a welcome update.

Features:

  • Free tier (currently no time limits)
  • Ability for video interviews, web conferencing, mobile features
  • Call in for Audio options as well as screen sharing options
  • Cloud storage, video recording features, call sharing
  • Plans from 50 to 200 participants

Read about best practices for remote interview software

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